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Exhibit will cruise the Great River Road

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Calling all art-lovers, classic car buffs and Great River Road enthusiasts. Celebrate travel and nostalgia of the open road.

The Great River Road opens 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in Stockholm, Wis.

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The state proclaimed 2013 as the 75th anniversary of the Wisconsin Great River Road. Highway 35, the Great River Road, runs down Wisconsin's west coast, winding through artistic communities and charming historical villages.

The road with its curves and hills has been preserved to embrace the area's scenic and historical significance.

Abode Gallery in Stockholm highlights the works of artist Raelee Edgar in an exhibition titled "The Great River Road." These are a series of American cars from the late 1920s to the late '50s.

She said she happily paints car memories in Minnesota where she lives with her husband and two children. In recent years, her work has been exhibited in a number of juried shows and she's completed several commissions.

"I am especially drawn to the hood ornaments and curves of the periods. The reflective quality of the chrome makes for wonderful imagery in bumpers and distorted portraits. Her artwork is held in both private and corporate collections," she said.

"Time spent with loved ones and friends can be summoned by a car make or model. I hope my work lets people savor those memories," she added.

Edgar's work will be on view from today to Wednesday July 31.

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